Thursday, May 3, 2012


Here is today's distich by John Owen, with an English translation by Thomas Harvey, 3.59.

Dicunt, non faciunt : culpa est ea temporis huius;
Fiat quod dictum est; dicitur inde fides.

They say, but do not: ’tis our Ages sin:
First say, then do: Faith so doth enter in.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

Pharisaeus -a -um - Pharisee; hypocrite

culpa -ae f.: guilt, fault, blame
dīco dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
facio facere fēcī factum: do, make
fidēs -eī f.: trust, faith
fīo fierī factus sum: become
hic, haec, hoc: this; hōc, on this account
inde: from there, from then
is ea, id: he, she, it; eō, there, to that place
nōn: not
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tempus -oris n.: time

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